tv Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC January 19, 2010 12:35am-1:35am EST
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>> jimmy: thank you, guys. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." how is everyone feeling tonight? feeling pretty good? [ cheers and applause ] a psychologist in britain has calculated today, the third monday, in january is the most depressing d of the year. especially if you are a fan of the san diego chargers. [ scattered applause ] j-e-t-s, jets, jets, jets. i spell my team names. that's how i celebrate. this is very sweet. president obama threw michelle a surprise birthday party on saturday night. which is why all week long joe biden was like, "hi, michelle. nothing new going on here. no secrets being kept, surprises being planned. certainly no surprise parties. what?" [ light laughter ] i read that a year into obama's first term in office, unemployment is higher, the national debt is higher and there are more soldiers serving in afghanistan. when asked about it obama was like, "yeah, technically that is change." [ laughter ]
happy birthday to supermodel kate moss. turned 36 this weekend. [ scattered applause ] she celebrated -- celebrated by looking at a cake. [ laughter ] [ as kate moss ] "look at it, people put that in their mouth?" [ laughter ] yuck. this is crazy, i read today that many "avatar" fans have started naming their babies after characters from the movie. [ light laughter ] james cameron has -- his movies have that effect on parents. i have a nephew named jack, from "titanic." i have two adorable nieces tamed "terminator." very cute. [ laughter ] [ as schwarzenegger ] uncle jim, will you read us a story before we go to bed? [ laughter ] thank you for the barbie dream house. cute. "avatar" fans are naming their babies after the characters from the movie. that's crazy. even worse, obstetricians are now putting on 3d glasses for the delivery. [ laughter ] it's like it's coming right at you. it's unbelievable. this was bad.
last week, a network glitch allowed at&t customers to access strangers facebook accounts. yeah. somebody even hacked into my account and wrote, "jimmy fallon likes justin bieber." [ light laughter ] i had to go in and change it backo "jimmy fallon loves justin bieber. [ laughter ] i got bieber fever, man. [ laughter ] i got it checked out. it's official. there's no cure. more bieber. [ light laughter ] hey, listen to this, nasa is slashing prices on a few of the used space shuttles that it has up for sale. yeah, nasa actually sells used space shuttles. which explains why if you go to the space station theses days they have those car dealership balloon guys waving around. [ light laughter ] writers just want to make me do that. it's ridiculous. [ laughter ] probably zero gravity. probably slow motion. [ light laughter ] this is just weird. the fatherhood institute in britain is going to release a guide that gives guys lessons on breast feeding.
it's pretty short guide, though. it just says, don't. [ laughter ] this is interesting. a new poll found at 8:25 a.m. is the most stressful time in the day r mothers. which meant the most stressful time of the day for fathers is approximately 8:26. [ light laughter ] take a look at this guy. an 82-year-old man in michigan plans to ride his snowmobile 3,700 miles to alaska next month. at 82-years-old. naturally, he plans to ride all 3,700 miles with his right turn signal on. [ laughter ] a new poll by trip adviser found that crying children are the worst airplane passengers. second worst airplane passengers? terrorists. [ laughter ] [ applause ] ma'am, can you tell your baby to be quiet? i have an underwear bomb i have to focus up on. [ light laughter ] have you guys seen this yet? on friday, the fbi unveiled a massive times square billboard with a rotating display of the most wanted criminals in the
u.s. all part of a new fbi plan called distract tourists why they have their wallets stolen. [ laughter ] finally, a bar in singapore is giving out free drinks to women based on their breast size. this replaces the group that already does that -- guys. ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: oh, wow. thank you guys so much. we have a great show. all i said before, psychologists are saying that today, the third monday in january, is the most depressing day of the year. but hopefully our show makes you happier. actually just to give you a little boost. here's a youtube clip of a baby eating a lemon. >> so, you're eating a lemon. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: there you go. [ applause ] i like that guy. eating his first lemon.
can we see that one more time? i just want to see it again. >> so, you're eating a lemon. >> jimmy: he's cute. he's cute. we're starting the week off right, tonight. from the new movie "tooth fairy," the beautiful ashley judd is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] the 2009 ap athlete of the year, nascar driver jimmie johnson is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] and we've got music from the cribs, everybody. it's going to be great. [ cheers and applause ] you know who's playing with them tonight? they actually have johnny mark from the smiths playing guitar with them tonight. [ cheers and applause ] amazing. before we get started, i want to give a quick shout-out. my man dennis is getting married. sp, shout-out to dennis. congratulations, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> questlove: jimmy? >> jay: what's up quest? >> questlove: i didn't know we were doing shout-outs. can i do one? >> jimmy: sure.
go ahead. >> questlove: can i get some music? ♪ all right. hey y'all. it's king day. i want to send a shout-out to martin luther king. [ cheers and applause ] his message of racial equality continues to inspire people all over the world, and you are a man we can all look up to. big up mlk, all right? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: great stuff. very, very good. >> my turn. >> kamal, you wana? go ahead. >> yo, i got to give a shout-out to my man gilbert arenas from the washington wizards. [ light laughter ] you make millions of dollars playing basketball for a few months a year and yet you still found the time to pull a gun on your teammate. now you are facing felony charges. wow! that's gangster! [ light laughter ] [ scattered applause ] >> jimmy: let me follow that by giving a shout-out to all the nba players that don't pull guns on their teammates. >> yo, yo, jimmy, let me spit. let me spit. can i spit? >> jimmy: go ahead, morgan, one of our writers. morgan, you want to spit?
>> yeah, yeah. i just wanted to give a shout-out to our sister state of new jersey. they just legalized medical marijuana, oh, hell, yes. [ light laughter ] now all i got to do to get to a whole new world is take the path train to hoboken. puff, puff, perzee, my peeps from new jersey. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy, let me get one, man. >> jimmy: here's one from -- our director wants to do a shout-out. yeah, dave? >> hey, i want to send a shout-out to my lovely wife. last friday, after work, i came home tired. but she had a hot bath waiting for me as soon as i came in the door. thanks honey. and then you oilede up and shaved my butt so it'd shine like a newborn baby. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, oh, let me go jimmy. let me go. >> jimmy: oh, okay. another one of our writers, anthony, sure. >> yo, it's your boy -- from pittsburgh. i got to give a big shout-out to our sister state of new jersey. you just legalized medical marijuana. >> jimmy: stop, stop, stop. wait, we already had someone give a shout-out to new jersey and medical marijuana. >> we're doing shout-outs? when? can i do one?
[ light laughter ] >> jimmy, uh -- >> jimmy: yeah. someone from out audience. >> can i take part in all of this? [ laughter ] listen, my man -- >> jimmy: someone from our audience. what's up? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. i wanted to give a shout-out to everyone who has love for the guy who was the first drummer for the roots, even though he was replaced and fired by an interloper. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: sorry, sir. nice to meet you. what is your name, sir? >> quest hatred. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: your name? you are claiming that you used to be the drummer for the roots? >> that's right. i was. here's me introducing the roots. look at me in the middle and look at the roots being introduced. but it's all good. you know i've got my own band now. they are called the legendary who crew. who, who, who.
>> jimmy: okay, very, very good. that's good. let me see if i got this straight -- shout-out to martin luther king, shout-out to gilbert arenas, shout-out to players who don't pull gun their teammates, that's for me, shout-out to medical marijuana, shout-out to shaved butts, okay. [ laughter ] shout-out to medical marijuana again, okay, shout-out to the who. >> who-who! >> jay: that's what they do i guess. the who's fans do. and shout-out to my man dennis for getting married. that's all the time we have for shout-outs. we'll be back with more "late night," everybody. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ what are you looking for, mom? a less creepy hotel-- but it's taking forever with theslinks. why don't you use bing? bing... wow, looks better already. (son) now use visual search. ooooh... martinique let's go there! no. please don't go.
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here, take a look. ♪ >> hey. hi, i'm james fallon, host of the "late night with jimmy fallon." and today i'm here to talk about the important issue of fire safety. fires are the leading cause of death and injury in the world -- home -- in the working place and at home. [ laughter ] let's talk for a moment about how best to achieve the important goal of fire safety. [ laughter ] ♪ >> welcome to jimmy fallon's guide to fire safety. >> fire safety is no laughing matter. to avoid getting burned by a fire, when you see a fire, do not touch the fire. [ laughter ] instead, put out the fire. once the fire is out, congratulate yourself on the
fire being out. [ whistle ] >> you're out! [ light laughter ] >> in the event of an indoor fire, proceed to the nearest exit in a calm and orderly fashion. [ laughter ] after arriving at an exit, immediately leave through an exit. if the exit is obstructed, do not panic. [ laughter ] >> a brief history of fire. fire was invented by the ancient cave people of canada and continues to be popular among cave people of today. ♪ >> a popular way of extinguishing fires is by using a fire extinguisher. [ light laughter ] to engage the fire extinguisher, pull the pin from the handle with the fluid sideways.
♪ [ laughter >> there. fire extinguished. the best way to prevent a fire is to never start one. so for safety's sake, refrain from smoking cigarettes. [ laughter ] due to risk of fire, keep your home or working place free from the following flammable items. matches, electricity cords, oil-soaked rags, gasoline-soaked hay, regular hay, dragons and things that are on fire. if your body decides to become on fire, remember the following rule. first, stop. then drop.
then roll. [ laughter ] now that's some fire safety to get fired up about. [ dog barks ] >> jimmy: thanks for watching. i hope you've enjoyed this instructional -- reconstructional video about fire play safety. from all of us at the "late night with jimmy fallon," stay safe. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what an informative video. i feel safer already. stick around, everybody. we'll be right back with ashley judd. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] welcome to the now network.
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everybody. welcome, welcome back. our first guest is an emmy and golden globeominated actress who stars opposite dwayne "the rock" johnson in comedy, "tooth fairy." which is in theaters this friday. say hello to the lovely, the talented, ashley judd, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome, welcome, welcome. >> thank you. your set matches my dress. >> jimmy: see, perfect. we did that on purpose. >> and your dressing room has flocked wallpaper representing the rampant lion and my husband is a scot. i feel very cared for being here with you. >> jimmy: i love it. this is great. well, thank you ming out and thanks for coming on the show. you look gorgeous. >> pleasure. >> jimmy: and now i know you're in college. you're back in college so there's no class today? what's going on? >> it is a national holiday. dr. king's birthday and i don't have class. >> jimmy: now, what is going on, you're in college? you just felt like going back to school? >> i just had -- i had such a boring, uninteresting and dull life. i figured i should do something to spice it up.
>> jimmy: yeah, exactly, yeah. that sound like a blast. >> i always wanted to go to graduate school when i was at the university of kentucky as an undergrad. it was a dream of mine. when i got distracted with a hollywood career and i am just -- now, finally, fulfilling the dreams i had as a younger woman. >> jimmy: that's so cool. so, you're going to harvard, right? >> yes, i am. and i get a little nervous about talking about it. at school call it dropping the "h" bomb. so i generally say i'm in cambridge and just kind of leave it at that. >> jimmy: just leave it at that. okay, yeah. >> people freak out when they hear the "h" bomb. >> jimmy: the "h" word, yeah. because they just assume just that you are -- >> both: smart. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i don't have that problem at all. but what are you studying? what are you studying? >> i am pursuing a masters degree in public administration. >> jimmy: public administration. so what does that cover? the -- >> the mandate at the kennedy school, in which i'm enrolled, is to solve the world's most intractable problems. and so, we look at everything. and in particular, my focus is human rights, social justice and environmental justice.
and leadership. it's really fun. >> jimmy: very cool of you to do. [ applause ] that's so awesome. i know that you've done a lot of humanitarian stuff. i always see you out helping whenever you can. very cool of you to do. i read somewhere that bono got you into that? >> uh-huh. i was radicalized by u2's music when i was a teenager. especially the "joshua tree" record. i would listen to the words and study the lyrics. this is what they mean. they're talking about equality. >> jimmy: this is what they're talking about. >> yeah. >> jimmy: get u all revved up. >> definitely. >> jimmy: i was going to ask you, this is perfect person to ask, about what's going on with haiti. it's just a horrible situation over there. i know president bush was talking. it was when he said lots of people are sending water bottles and t-shirts. and he goes, but, what's better is to send cash. >> yes, well the organizations which are on the ground, such as the disaster relief organizations and then the ngo,
with whom i work, population services international, which is a public health agency that's been in haiti for 20 years. they know bestow to distribute the resources. and where the most urgent need is. and safe drinking water, in particular, is something that's absolutely vital because, in addition to needing water simply to survive, we have to handle safe drinking water in such a way that outbreaks of different epidemics don't occur. such as cholera, typhoid and diarrheal disease, which is really devastating to anyone who's under stress or immune compromised. and psi, in particular, can purify and make safe for drinking a liter of water for a penny. >> jimmy: really? >> 50 cents for a family of four for a month. and so, anyone who is interested in helping to supply haitians with safe drinking water can go to psi.org and donate. >> jimmy: there you go. that's an answer. thank you. [ applause ] i appreciate that. that's very cool. i can do 50 cents? >> yeah. i think that helping kids get involved too, is really empowering to them. once someone donates for the first, time it becomes a way of life. i know that myervice work has changed my life. i feel really empowered and good about myself. i'm content with my choices at the end of the day.
so i hope people will get involved. >> jimmy: absolutely. are you falling back to your college ways now that you're a college student? like are you late for class? do you skip school? >> i eat an awful lot of pizza. i eat a lot of pizza. and i snack when i study. i get that kind of mindless, oral gratification going. some of my habits really have changed, though. i've noticed that i don't procrastinate. and this is really weird, but i actually have pleasure in working ahead. like i work ahead because i'm not as stressed. and i'm 41-years-old, and i don't want to be stressed anymore. and i don't do that whole gosh, can i double space it? does it really have to be 15 pages? >> jimmy: that's what -- i do that all the time. my mom would write it out and then i'd type it and double space it. [ laughter ] sad, yeah. >> my problem at this stage of life is that my papers are actually too long. >> jimmy: are you -- really? >> i turned something in and the teaching fellow gave me a gentle reminder it's only supposed to be five pages and it was 6 1/2. there's a most amazing step now.
>> jimmy: oh my god, you are a nerd. >> i'm a total nerd. somebody was giving me grief. do you do the optional readings? and i got all defensive. yes, i do the optional readings. >> jimmy: of course i do! >> of course i do the optional readings. i'm paying my tuition myself. >> jimmy: absolutely, yeah. now, you went tochool in kentucky? >> i did. >> jimmy: i know you are a big basketball nerd. speaking of being a nerd. you really are into these games. >> i have my georgia/kentucky stat sheet from the game a week ago saturday. i almost brought it to you but i couldn't fit it in my -- i was gonna bring it to you. but, yeah, i'm a huge kentucky fan. we're having a great season. >> jimmy: yeah, i heard you watch on the internet on mute and then listen to the game on the radio because -- right? >> i have a whole process. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. so, are you like superstitious in everything? >> so, i tivo it and, of course, i have to make sure i start the tivo early and contie it late in case espn screws up the tip-off or it's an overtime game. but when i watch the game, i have to sync it with the uk call of the game, which i listen to through the internet which, of course, not that long ago we would have just done on the a.m. radio. and this is a do not disturb zone.
>> jimmy: what does your husband do? >> sleepup front. >> jimmy: he doesn't -- >> we did that last tuesday. a little bent out of shape about the florida game. so he actually went to the guest room. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. you are that serious. your husband, by the way, was on our show. dario franchitti. an amazing formula one driver. >> indy car. >> jimmy: indy car. >> it's a formula one-type race car. so, that part's correct, yes. >> jimmy: i don't know how to drive. i'm awful. [ light lauger ] either way, he's a great guy. please tell him we said hi. we made him chug milk last time we were on the show. >> you do that if you win indy. >> indianapolis 500. >> jimmy: yeah. and we have a clip of him here. look it. look it. >> jimmy: let's see who can chug the most milk in ten seconds. ready? >> yeah. >> jimmy: three, two, one, go! ♪
[ cheers ] and he won. [ applause ] oh, my god. and i'm chugging it like a moron. he's a really cool guy. he's really great. let's talk about "tooth fairy." you're with "the rock" in this movie. explain what "tooth fairy" is. what the movie is. >> the movie is about a hockey player who was in the bigs but got bumped down with a shoulder injury who's bitter. and who now is really kind of off-handedly cruel to children. destroys their dreams. little kids will say, "can i get your autograph? i want to be just like you." and he's like, "lower your expectations, kid. you actually probably suck. you're not going to amount to anything." and so, when he tells my daughter, because in the movie, we date. that there's no such thing as the tooth fairy, the tooth fairy on high becomes very angry at him and makes him serve as a tooth fairy as penance for being a destroyer of dreams. >> so "the rock" actually becomes a tooth fairy? >> he becomes a tooth fairy. and, of course, he's terrible at it. so they keep adding time to his stint as the tooth fairy. >> jimmy: that's great. all right, let's look at a clip from "tooth fairy" right now. ashley judd.
>> i love surprises. >> get ready. ♪ >> oh, i know you're right in front of me. >> keep your eyes closed. >> okay. >> don't look. everything's okay. don't peek. >> okay. >> i need some air. >> what? >> can you get me some pepto? >> of course. where is it? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: "tooth fairy" is in theaters friday. ashley judd, everybody. thanks for coming on. jimmie johnson joins us next. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. our next guest this evening is establishing himself as the most dominant driver in nascar history. in 2009 he won his fourth consecutive points championship and was honored as ap athlete of the year. both unprecedented in his sport. put it together for jimmie johnson, everybody! ♪ ♪ jimmie was a race car driver ♪ ♪ jimmie was a race car driver ♪
>> jimmy: you're -- such a gentleman. you were going to sit over there? >> i mean, she's so smart. i just want to listen some more. >> jimmy: yeah, i know. you hear her drop the "h" bomb earlier? >> i know the "h" bomb. >> jimmy: unbelievable. >> drop the "d" bomb on us. the dumb bomb? >> jimmy: yeah, exactly -- what -- dumb? >> dumb. >> jimmy: yeah. [ light laughter ] i didn't even know what that stood for. >> i'm trying to be smart here. >> jimmy: yeah, sorry, it's over my head. dude -- what a year. this is crazy. >> yeah. >> jimmy: athlete of the year. >> thank you. >> jimmy: congratulations, man. that's so cool. >> yeah, such an honor. [ applause ] you know, racing -- racing is an amazing sport. and i know -- first hand and it's so great to have our sport recognized for the athleticism that exists in it. great year winning our fourth championship and getting ready for a new season. we've the rolex 24 coming up in a few weeks and the daytona 500. so, we're back at it. and we're right back in the swing of things. >> jimmy: now, the -- i was going to say the rolex, what is this? >> rolex 24. >> jimmy: yeah, okay, i don't know. i'm just -- i'm learning stuff now. i went to -- i saw one nascar race.
>> yeah, this is a sports car that races on the infield and on part of the oval at daytona. >> jimmy: wait, the grass?! >> there's ike an -- >> jimmy: like an amphibian? you're shaking your head. well, i don't know? >> i've got go way back. >> jimmy: well, the infield is grass, isn't it? >> no, there's actually a road course that they've built through the infield that we kind of run a combination of the two. it's a 24-hour endurance race. so, you rotate between three and four drivers around the clock. and the one that goes the furthest distance in 24 hours is the winner. >> jimmy: that sounds crazy. >> yeah -- it's a very tough race physically. >> jimmy: sleep deprivation, do people go nuts? >> big time. >> jimmy: start seeing things? >> yeah, you do. >> jimmy: tooth fairies. everything. >> tooth fairies -- dario will be there as well competing. so, my one chance to harass him. >> jimmy: he cheats metimes. >> i saw the milk -- >> jimmy: when it comes to drinking milk, yeah. >> was there a rule written for that or was he being innovative? >> jimmy: he changed the way -- >> now you'll have a rule. >> jimmy: now we'll have a rule because of him. we'll call it "the dario." >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, but, it must be fun. i was going -- the fans are
amazing. probably the same for indy cars, i guess, too. but -- nascar, people just pull up in trailers and buses and they make like a weekend out of it. >> and our racing fans especially nascar fans are so supportive. they camp out and spend three, four days hanging out and -- >> jimmy: outdoor concert. >> yeah. >> jimmy: like a festival-type of vibe. i got to say gentlemen, "start your engines." you were in the race. >> i was. d i heard you got some criticism for that. didn't gordon give you a hard time? >> jimmy: yeah, jeff gordon. as well what's happened there? >> jimmy: here's what happened -- i go there and want to be respectful. i don't know mucabout the sport. and i go -- "i'm just going to go gentlemen start your engines." like that. and jeff gordon -- >> golf clap after? >> jimmy: well, no, maybe mot golf clap. [ laughter ] maybe a -- maybe a fist pump. you know -- so, i go and see jeff gordon before the race. and he goes "what are you doing?" i go "i'm doing gentlemen start your engines." he goes, "how are you going to do it?" i go "i'm going to say gentlemen start your engines." he goes, "oh, no, you've got to get into it. you've got do something, man, this is a big deal. like i don't want to freak you out or get you nervous but
whatever, see you later man." i was like "thanks." so, i go and do it. here's what i did. >> jimmy: "gentlemen -- start your engines!" yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. there's a lot of range. >> jimmy: i blew my voice out for two weeks. [ light laughter ] and after then after race he goes, "that was embarrassing." [ laughter ] >> the worst part is -- we usually don't hear it in the car with all the gear and stuff on. so, i wonder if he even heard you. >> jimmy: he probably was just giving me a hard time, right? absolutely. what a rush it is to get in there and -- i went in the pace car. and that probably went, i'm going to say 100 miles an hour? how fast do you go? >> it depends on the racetrack. >> jimmy: it does, yeah. >> there you are probably around 200 miles an hour on corner entries, so. >> jimmy: wow! >> and then the cars that dario races, the indy cars -- they run 230, 240 around places like that. much smaller car -- >> jimmy: yeah. yours is much bigger.
>> yeah, much bigger. [ laughter ] that's all we're after in nascar. thanks for helping me out there. >> jimmy: yeah, no problem buddy, absolutely. you are such a great -- you are very media friendly, i think, too, as an athlete, too. a lot of the old drivers aren't -- weren't as -- they're just not as charming. look, here's buck baker. look at this guy. >> that's a sweet helmet. >> jimmy: there's buck baker. this is fonzie flock. the man's name is fonzie. >> what's up with that 'stache? >> jimmy: fonzie flock. great mustache. you should rock that. that is really cool. >> that is a great 'stache. >> jimmy: check out this dude. red byron. [ light laughter ] he's smoking a cigar, yeah, it's just awesome looking. >> is that a hard hat? >> jimmy: looks like a construction hat. he just got off a beam, yeah. some sepia tone paint they sell in the mall. [ light laughter ] yeah, but it must be -- you do a lot of interviews all the time and stuff like that. >> in our sport, and it starts at a young age through all of our sports.
you are a spokesperson for a given company and at a small level it might be the local tire shop or whatever it may be. and that gets instilled in you as a young kid. and it carries on. so, unlike other pro sports where you play for a city or a town, we are spokespeople for our sponsors. and there's a lot of things that come with that. i think our sport offers more access to the fans. the sponsors get a lot better value. plus all the drivers and people working in the sport are -- not to disrespect other sports. but i think our group is much more humble. you know, we've all -- we have to not -- we have to be a part of the whole machine. it's not that we can hind behind the city and just do our given sport and do our position and leave. >> jimmy: yeah, you stay around and you actually -- i mean, it's amazing fans. i mean, i saw people with -- they had tattoos of cars on their backs and i was like, "wow." >> tattoos are scary, man. when you see somebody with a tattoo, your tattoo on them. i had a guy that had a tattoo on his neck of the 48 car, my car, on his neck. >> jimmy: had a neck tattoo? >> neck, rightn the side of his neck. >> jimmy: that's a real deal. 'cause you can't cover that up. >> but i'm like scratching at it. that's legit, you know?
>> jimmy: that's legit, yeah. >> he's like "would you sign it? i'm going to the tattoo parlor tomorrow, i want your autograph under it." >> jimmy: really?! >> i'm like, "man, you've gone this far, that's the least i can do for you." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pretty cool. that's amazing. do you -- you have this hbo show coming up. it's leading up to daytona or no? >> it's four episodes. jimmie johnson's race at daytona, "road to daytona." i should know this, but i forgot the title. tune into hbo february 26th. >> jimmy: that's all right. you have a bigger car. >> yeah, bigger car matters. thank you. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah -- so it's -- 24/7. it's a reality show? >> yeah, if you have watched the boxing shows they have, the "hard knocks" show with the football teams, they do such a great job of documenting what it takes to get prepared for an event. and they're following myself and my race team as we get ready for the daytona 500, so. >> jimmy: this is a giant team. like that was the one thing i saw at nascar. how great everyone worked, how hard everyone worked in a -- pit stop, right? >> yeah. getting there. >> jimmy: pulls in. like -- and then goes out. goes down. new tires, everything. it's like why can't meineke do
that. [ light laughter ] >> very true. >> jimmy: it takes like a week to come back and pick up your car. you're like, "my gosh!" just go -- >> pit stops around 12.5 seconds. >> jimmy: go to michael winslow's house. [ light laughter ] so the -- the 24/7, so it's you and your team and everyone like -- do you practice? what goes into it? 'cause that's what the show is i guess. >> our testing policies have changed recently in nascar where we don't have a lot of preseason testing where they'd typically shoot that. but the cars, it's a very scientific sport. our cars are measured from the engines, the chassis, the bodies, aerodynamics. all that -- those component goes through a series of tests. and they are capturing all of that. following me through media obligations here at the show. stuff that goes on at home. >> jimmy: they're back here? >> yep, they're backstage. personal life. my wife and i are expecting our first, so they've been capturing some of that. when we're at home. >> jimmy: are you really? congratulations, buddy. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> jimmy: yeah, that's awesome. >> we're- a lot of good stuff is happening. very exciting. >> jimmy: that's so cool, buddy.
i was just thinking 'cause we all have a history of driving, right? you kn me. but, i mean, i was wondering if you guys maybe want to have a little race. get in some cars and race around. what do you think? >> ashley: i have very strict and specific instructions from my husband, so i am prepared to race. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh! here we go! i'm excited. the gauntlet is thrown down. when we come back, jimmie, ashley and i will race to see which race organizations is really the most dominant, nascar, indy car or "late night" on nbc. come on back. [ applause ] ♪ (tv) stocks have dropped to a record low... what are you looking for? stress relief ideas, but these links are stressing me out. try bing. bing? i feel more relaxed already. now visual search "yoga poses"... huh. downward dog looks good... yea.. that aint gonna do it yea you're right. you do tree... i'm going big toe. ok - let's do this thing... (announcer) when it comes to your health stop searching, start deciding with bing, the decision engine from microsoft
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♪ >> jimmy: hey, everybody, welcome back. i'm here with ashley judd and jimmie johnson. and we're about to have our first driving contest here on "late night." by the way, there were tse costumes in your dressing rooms. you both know that, right? >> yes. >> ashley: yeah, i actually -- i had instructions from my husband. one was don't wear the dorky suit and, two, take jimmie johnson out. [ audience oohs ] >> jimmy: oh, snap! >> get out of the way. >> jimmy: yeah, absolutely. >> ashley: he said, "'cause if you don't, he'll take you out." >> jimmy: very, very good, well i -- jimmy fallon might win right here, too. who knows? [ laughter ] >> ashley: well, even if i lose, i'll be at peace because i'm sitting in full los. >> jimmy: and look at you -- that is pretty impressive by the way. i can't do that at all. i don't have -- >> i don't know how to get out of that position. >> jimmy: we don't have any sneakers on this thing -- it goes pretty fast. i've got to warn you. so, here we go. we're going to do two laps around the studio. we've got to put our helmets on. safety is sexy. >> ashley: safety is sexy. >> jimmy: that's what i always say. we're going to do two laps around the studio.
i look cool, right? no one answered. [ laughter ] we're going to go through these doors, down the hallway, back through the back and to the prop room and through the curtain here. two laps, okay? we'll do it the triple j. >> ashley: what's the best line of two coming out of two going into the straight? >> wide. >> ashley: that's what i was thinking. >> jimmy: bull -- you what i'm talking about. [ laughter ] this is insane. "the best line?" go wide? i'm totally there. >> totally. [ light laughter ] >> ashley: wait are we gonna spin our wheels when we -- if i start full throttle or should i ease into the throttle? >> jimmy: oh, come on. stop this -- >> ashley: seriously. >> this is the one that wants to take me out. she wants some advice. >> ashley: you have a reputaon as the nice guy, jimmie. >> oh, not for long. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh, here we go. >> hey, by the way -- >> jimmy: what? >> get started. yeah -- >> jimmy: what's up? >> nothing, go ahead. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i don't know if trust this dude. no not yet. [ laughter ] higgins will count down the start and wave the checkered flag at the finish. right, hig-bones? whenever you're ready, dude. >> steve: are you guys ready? dave, roll it.
>> jimmy: gentlemen -- start your engines! >> ashley: see ya! get out of my way! >> jimmy: watch it. super mario brothers. [ cheers and applause ] ashley -- >> ashley: what? got to make it a fair fight. i'm going to slow down a little. come on, jimmy. come o jimmy, come on. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: unbelievable. mario brothers. our thanks to ashley judd, jimmie johnson. we'll be right back with a song from the cribs. amazing work! [ applause ] ♪
>> jimmy: welcome back to the show, everybody. welcome back. dave, can we look at a slow motion of that -- the beginning of that race. i just want to look at something. watch this. he's putting cauliflower behind my wheel. in front of my wheel. you cheated. unbelievable. >> i was just trying to get an advantage. there wasn't a rule book, so. >> jimmy: unbelievable how can you get away with this. anyways, you guys, we have a fantastic show coming up tomorrow night. my favorite judge from "american idol," randy jackson will be here. from "american choppers," paul teutul, sr. will be stopping by. and we got music from the mountain goats. hope to see you back here tomorrow night. but first, our next guests are a british band whose latest album "ignore the ignorant" debuted at a career best, number eight on the uk chart. here with the song, "we share the same skies," please welcome the cribs. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ a strange union
the other day it's a dead russian the papers say ♪ ♪ but it would be nice if they realized that she thought he is mine ♪ ♪ this town has got you down and i know ♪ ♪ i was helping you out while your hope died under northern skies ♪ ♪ and it shows i was helping you to realize ♪ ♪ the reason why it was no surprise no way ♪ ♪ the act will pass by no one and i'm sad to say it's no different today ♪
♪ be comforted by we share the same skies and for once pay no mind ♪ ♪ i have decided it's best that you know i'm still thinking about old ties ♪ ♪ as north west skies grow cold no point in denying anxiety ♪ ♪ was my favorite feeling after jealousy yeah i'll concede ♪ ♪ that i could not that i could not be as nervous as i was ♪ ♪ i could not
i could not no way ♪ ♪ this town has got you down and i know i was helping you out ♪ ♪ while your hope died under northern skies and it shows ♪ ♪ i was helping you to realize the reason why it was no surprise ♪ ♪ no way this town has got you down and i know ♪ ♪ whoa i know ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's how it's done. very nice. thanks, buddy. the cribs, everybody. come o [ cheers and applause ] check out their album "ignore